Smitten: Unlucky Break by Kate Forster (hardie Grant EGMONT)
PB RRP $16.95
Reviewed by Lillian Rodrigues-Pang
In Unlucky Break we meet Andie, as she is on her way to Hollywood. Her celebrity, Oscar-winning aunt has offered her a life line. It’s every girls' dream come true, although Andie really needs to get away from everything in Australia. Her mother has died of cancer, her boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend. Andie feels like she has lost everything and doesn’t know where to go or who she is anymore.
She takes an Australian view on celebrity; she smarts at the fake boobs, the wealth and fads of the Hollywood elite. A series of chance events leads her to fall in love with the number one celebrity bad boy of Hollywood. In her he finds a girl that is honest and different and she finds that not everything is what it seams.
As Andie experiences the world of sex, drugs and celebrity she makes mistakes and learns from them. Overall, she learns to stay true to herself, a good lesson for a teen.
Smitten is a new series of books released by HGE set in the ‘life after high school’ stage of life. Four titles have been released so far all involving glamour, adventure and, of course, being swept off your feet in new love.